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What are some mind blowing facts about lions?

  1. Lions are not the kings of the jungle. They are kings of the savannah.
  2. The only lions to still live in forests are the last Asiatic lions, a subspecies of the African lion, who inhabit the Gir Forest of Gujarat.
  3. Lionesses generally prefer males with darker manes.
  4. Young males recently exiled from their pride may group together and create a cohort. Usually cohorts consist of brothers or cousins and the bonds within them are incredibly strong.
  5. Certain prides specialize hunting one species, even elephant and giraffe.
  6. Males may have multiple prides and travel between them.
  7. Lions once inhabited much more of the world, living in all kinds of ecosystems including Australia and Canada.
  8. The Barbary and cape lions are two extinct subspecies.
  9. Mountain lions are more closely related to house cats than to African lions.
  10. In 2014 it was estimated that wild African lions may be extinct by 2050. Lions are extinct in 26 African countries. Populations once surpassed 200,000 but now barely make 20,000.


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26 Comments
carole winslow
My local zoo has a male and 2 females that came directly here from a refuge in Africa and participate in a global species survival program. We have had 2 cubs born since they arrived and the male cub has since sired a number of cubs at another zoo. The species survival programs are among the best ways to prevent extinction of these beautiful animals .
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Sep 24, 2021 3:00AM
london l
it is sad that lions are close to extinction
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Sep 21, 2021 2:37PM
 Margaret White
Lions once inhabited Australia? That's news to me. I'd like to know more.
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Sep 16, 2021 11:39PM
Ilovemygrans
What they don't say is more lions are owned by private citizens in this country for breeding for circuses and road side zoo's where they are treated horrendously! Want to know more go Big Cat Rescue. Com. It's the number one sanctuary for Big Cats in the country!
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Sep 11, 2019 4:09PM
Caroline Weis
This is a fact not mentioned: the females of the pride do the hunting to provide for all in the pride including the male.
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Aug 7, 2019 3:40PM
Jessie Jamison
I sure hope these gorgeous lions do NOT become extinct.... they are so gorgeous 💞 🙏
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Jun 21, 2019 11:06PM
Cheryl McMeekin
It's sad how few are still around and that some are already extinct.
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Jun 15, 2019 5:57PM
Jo Swinford
If a male is neutered his mane will fall out.
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May 10, 2019 4:17PM
Irma Rivera
Amazing!!! But also very sad!!!
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Apr 28, 2019 9:35PM
Al Ruttan
Interesting but also very sad that they are so close to extinction.
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Mar 19, 2019 7:46AM
Deborah Noel Taylor
Linda Dias, probably.
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Feb 4, 2019 8:05PM
Deborah Noel Taylor
Surprised to find there was once lions in Canada. The darker mane thing was interesting and about the cohorts.
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Feb 4, 2019 8:04PM
Chris Robinson
I have never heard of lions ever inhabiting Australia unless it’s referring to prehistoric lions.
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Jan 26, 2019 5:04PM
lilysvn
Interesting facts! Pictures would have been nice too.
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Jan 25, 2019 8:36PM
Frank P. Araujo
A male lion looks as big as a cow in the wild.
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Dec 16, 2018 6:09PM

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